Wednesday, August 24

Two intricate kits in Hobbyboss' October new release preview...

Hobbyboss has released new images of their latest kits for release in October. Not only box art, but sprues, colours, decals, and even a completed test shot in the flesh.See all of the details in our preview...

Two intricate kits in Hobbyboss' October new release preview...

From Hobbyboss
Kit No #84565 
1/35th scale
Price: $139 USD from the Hobbylink Japan Website
The BPz3 Buffalo is a tank recovery vehicle used by the German Army and others. The German Army used a BPz2 tank recovery vehicle based on the Leopard 1 tank, but with the deployment of the Leopard 2 tank, the accompanying support vehicle also needed to be updated; this vehicle was based on the Leopard 2.

The colour schemes presented in this kit
The decals in the box
Kit dimensions: Length: 262.8mm / Width: 100.9mm   
Total of 14 sprues , upper hull , lower hull and rubber tracks
The kit consists of over 610 parts
- Multi-slide moulded lower hull and upper hull
- Rubber  tracks
- Photo etched parts included
- Clear parts & copper cable included for the tow cable
The test kit construction showing the kit's features, including engineering tools, drivers stations and equipment in place and stowed for transport.

USS Missouri BB-63
Model scale: 1:350
From Hobbyboss
Kit No #86516
1/350th scale
Price: $263 USD from the Hobbylink Japan Website
The Missouri was put into service in 1944 as the third Iowa-class battleship. She participated in the Pacific War, and was used for the signing ceremony of the surrender document in September 1945. She became a reserve after the Korean War, but she was re-employed in 1986 and was active in the Gulf War, and is now moored as a memorial ship in Hawaii.

The colour scheme presented in this kit
The decals in the box
This model kit from Hobby Boss accurately and completely models the Missouri as she was seen during the Pacific War. She comes with two SC-1 Seahawks, a display stand, a nameplate, a machine gun and metal parts for the anchor chain, as well as photo-etched parts. 

Model Length: 773mm / Beam: 100mm   
Total Plastic Parts of 1590
Total of 20 sprues, hull, decks and stand
Metal gun barrel & anchor chain + clear parts for the 2 x SC-1 aircraft
-  Photo-etched parts included
- The hull is made from multi-directional slide moulds.
- Deck wood pattern is finely rendered
-  Contains display stand and engraved name plate

These new kits are (or should soon be) available from Hobbyboss' Distributors Worldwide...